4K Features & Buzz

Matrox SDI cards offer 12 reconfigurable I/Os from SD to 4K

Matrox SDI cards offer 12 reconfigurable I/Os from SD to 4K Matrox Video is now offering Matrox X.mio3 FH and DSX LE4 FH SDI cards, part of the next generation of Matrox DSX Developer Products. The half-length PCIe cards offer up to 12 reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K, along with support for AES/EBU, LTC and GPIO. All inputs have built-in frame synchronizers to generate clean SDI signals for any environment.

4K and Avid

4K and Avid    by 4KHUB Contributor, Janet Dalton

By 2014, 4K moved beyond early trade-show rumblings to become a dominant player in the world of acquisition formats. There are many advantages to shooting 4K including increased creative flexibility to zoom and reframe shots in post, higher quality keying & 3D capabilities and a more secure medium for archiving purposes.  However, while the shift from SD to HD took almost 10 years to take hold, the move from HD to 2K to 4K is happening in less than half that time.

4K & Red Cameras

4K & Red Cameras

Sean Benson, cinematographer and video editor for Digital Brew gives us his thoughts about Red cameras and 4K.

Will 4K Be A Passing Trend?

Will 4K Be A Passing Trend?

As you might expect the battle lines have been quickly drawn on both sides of the 4K camp. The naysayers claim that most people can't tell the difference between 4K and HD. On the other side of the fence the proponents are saying that it's a major jump from HD with better color and a true immersive experience. 

4K Opinions & Interviews

4K On Set

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Arclight Productions have been shooting and finishing films—all in house—in 4K since 2009. They share their experience shooting their newest 4K documentary 'COUNTRY: Portraits of an American Sound' with us.

4K in the News

VGTel Adds 4K Library to NanoTech UltraFlix Channel

4K content is growing in leaps and bounds now that UHD TV sets are hitting retail. Another reason VGTel added their growing 4K video library to the NanoTech UltraFlix channel. VGTel – 360 Entertainment and K2 Communications Announces Licensing Agreement with NanoTech Entertainment NEW YORK, NY— September 2014 (OTCQB: VGTL) – VGTel-360 Entertainment & Productions, a multi-platform company offering products and services for the entertainment industry, announced today that it has licensed…

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

Here’s what was uncovered from a few days in sunny Amsterdam… The topic came up quite a lot through the conference sessions, but there was a dedicated panel discussion on Friday “More pixels or better pixels? Making the case for 4K or Ultra High Definition” which was made up by the BBC, BT Vision, Arqiva, Sony and Pace. It was chaired by NBCUniversal. Who will pay for it? Andrew Jordan, SVP Operations & Technology, NBCUniversal, started proceedings, setting the scene for UHD as it stands…

Astra launches Ultra HD showcase channel

Astra Deutschland has launched a new Ultra HD showcase channel available as a free-to-air service on the satellite operator’s orbital position 19.2° East. The channel carrying the ID Astra Ultra HD Demo offers a mixture of landscape and nature videos, impressions from city life and sports footage. The content has been produced exclusively for Astra by 4K specialists Katie and Jacob Schwarz from the USA. “The laboratory stage lies behind us, the Ultra HD technology has arrived in the…

Full 4K Editing Not Ready For Primetime

Just how real is 4K/UltraHD editing? According to Adobe video editing product manager Al Mooney, very real indeed. “It is practical, otherwise people wouldn’t be doing it,” he says. “‘Gone Girl,’ a really massive project, was an entirely native 4K workflow, and they’ve been working successfully.” Of course not every project has the budget of an anticipated Hollywood blockbuster—Director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” is reportedly budgeted at $50 million. And delivering 4K to TV…

New Firmware Upgrades for Cinema EOS and 4K display

New Firmware Upgrades for Cinema EOS and 4K display Canon has announced details of firmware upgrades for its EOS C500 and EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, DP-V3010 4K reference display and Cinema RAW Development (CRD) software. The firmware upgrades, scheduled for release as free downloads from Canon Europe in Q4 2014, have been designed to better integrate acquisition and management of 4K footage into every workflow situation… When Canon first entered the digital cinema market, it did so with a firm commitment to fully support every…

Panasonic shows off its 85-inch premium X492 4K TV IFA 2014 Ultra HD and more features

Panasonic shows off its 85-inch premium X492 4K TV IFA 2014 Ultra HD and more features Panasonic has unveiled its latest high end television, with the 85-inch X492 series boasting 4K resolution and all of the features the Japanese giant can throw at it. With 4K beginning to edge its way into the public consciousness, the UHD screens are out in force at IFA, and Panasonic is keen to show it has lost none of its quality in the television world. The Viera 4K UHD model has the requisite 3,840 x 2,160 resolution as well as Panasonic's 200Hz Back Light Scanning and 4K intelligent…

Otto Nemenz International Adds RED DRAGON® MONOCHROME Camera

Otto Nemenz International Adds RED DRAGON® MONOCHROME Camera Hollywood, California, September 2014—Otto Nemenz International, announces that they are now offering the new RED EPIC-M DRAGON® MONOCHROME camera. Otto Nemenz specializes in the rental and support of high-end digital cinema cameras, lenses, and accessories to the Hollywood community and beyond.

Odyssey7Q Adds 4K Apple ProRes Recording

Convergent Design announced that the Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder will add 4K video recording with Apple ProRes 422 HQ. 4K and Ultra HD video from cameras such as the Sony F55, Panasonic GH4, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K, and others can be converted to ProRes and recorded on the Odyssey7Q. Because of the efficiency of the ProRes codec, users can enjoy hours of 4K video recording to the dual Convergent Design Odyssey SSDs. 4K ProRes recording capability will be available through a free firmware upgrade due later this month.

Sony Expands Line Of Ultra-fast SxS Professional Memory Cards For 4K Video Capture And High-bandwidth Workflows

Sony Expands Line Of Ultra-fast SxS Professional Memory Cards For 4K Video Capture And High-bandwidth Workflows Sony’s newest additions to its SxS line of professional memory cards are designed for stable and reliable capture of high frame rate 4K video content. Achieving ultra-fast read and write speeds, the new cards are ideal for use with Sony’s large sensor 4K camera technologies, giving content creators more flexibility and creative options for 4K, 2K or HD acquisition and production.

Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4K

Blackmagic Design announces new SmartView 4K IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands - September 12, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced SmartView 4K, the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for only US$1,995.